Introduction

   It is a tourist region around Mt. Myohyang. Mt. Myohyang in the northwestern part of Korea is one of the six noted mountains in the country. It is 128 km in circumference and has an area of 375 square kilometers.

   Mt. Myohyang is said to have been so called because of its curious shape and the fragrance floating about it.

   It was also called Sosan because it is the highest and the most beautiful mountain in the western part of the country.

   There are chains of peaks and rocks with strange formations, mountain ridges and crystal-clear waterfalls.

   It is a home for over 1 120 species of plants, over 40 species of mammals and over 120 species of birds.

   Mt. Myohyang is also famous for its numerous historical relics and remains which show the excellent architectural skills and brilliant culture of the Korean people, including the 1 000-year-long Pohyon Temple.

   There is no strong wind, and temperature is mild. The average annual temperature is 8.3℃ and the average annual precipitation is 1 342㎜.

   It is 150㎞ from Pyongyang to Mt.Myohyang.You can visit Mt. Myohyang by bus or by car along the Pyongyang-Hyangsan tourist road.

Tourist attractions

International Friendship Exhibition House

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   The International Friendship Exhibition House is 1.5km up Hyangsan Stream from the Hyangsan Hotel.

   It is a grand monumental edifice where there are on display gifts presented to President Kim Il Sung, Chairman Kim Jong Il, anti-Japanese war heroine Kim Jong Suk and supreme leader Kim Jong Un by heads of state and leaders of many countries and outstanding figures from the five continents.

   Opened in August,Juche 67 (1978), the Korean-style house seems to be a wooden building with windows, though no timber was used and no window made. Light and humidity are regulated automatically.

   Sustaining the national tradition, bells in the shape of a butterfly are hung from the eaves on each corner. They sound elegant when wind blows.

   Its total floor space is 46 000 square metres. The six-storeyed exhibition house has a main building and other two buildings.